In the last 18 months I have hired two part time paralegals and a full time secretary with David’s help. All three fit perfectly into the position for which they were hired. David Mohr IS what legal staffing in Louisville is all about!  

 

Sally Whalin, Landrum & Shouse office manager

The Louisville Bar Association Placement Service matches area law firms seeking qualified attorneys and legal support staff with the appropriate employees. The service refers attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals, receptionists and other legal support staff for full and part-time employment.

Placement Director David Mohr is well versed in the legal market with 14 years of legal staffing experience, in addition to 10 years of prior paralegal experience. As an active member of the Louisville Association of Paralegals, Legal Secretaries of Louisville and the Association of Legal Administrators, David has the knowledge to connect you with the right individual or firm.

If you are interested in obtaining a career through our service, or are in need of a lawyer or legal support candidate, we can help you! Click through the tabs below for information relevant to your interests, including available job opportunities and details on how we can help you through your next candidate search.

 

Thank you for considering the LBA's Placement Service for assistance in your candidate search. All of our candidates are pre-screened personally by our placement director. The screening process includes a personal interview, education and bar standing verification, testing where applicable and reference checks. Should a candidate not appear to be a good recommendation, he or she will not be submitted to our clients.

The process by which we perform the candidate search goes as follows:

  1. Those interested should e-mail a job description, including work hours, salary, benefits offered, a brief description of job duties, and experience and education level desired of the candidates to Placement Director David Mohr at dmohr@loubar.org.
  2. David will then search his database of candidates for those who fill the specified requirements and are actively seeking employment. He will also advertise and recruit for the position.
  3. Once he has found a suitable group of candidates (i.e., only those who appear to meet the qualifications needed to perform the job), David will submit, to you, the resumes of those individuals.
  4. If you choose to hire a candidate unassociated with the LBA Placement Service, you owe nothing. If you do hire a candidate provided by the LBA, we will generate an invoice for the placement after verifying he or she is performing well as an employee of your firm. Should that candidate not work out for any reason within 45 days of placement, we will restart the recruiting and interview efforts to replace that candidate at no extra charge.
  5. Please feel free to contact David for more information regarding the placement fee, which is MUCH lower than other staffing firms—and LBA members receive a 50 percent discount!

Thank you for considering the LBA’s Placement Service to assist you in your job search! We work with a variety of firms, know the local legal market well, and are well versed on the needs of Louisville area firms. We can also provide tips on interviewing and perfecting your resume.

CLICK HERE to view a list of available job opportunities! For consideration, interested individuals should e-mail a resume—as an attached MS Word document—and request for additional information to Placement Director David Mohr at dmohr@loubar.org.

REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL – A well-established boutique law firm located off of Taylorsville Road is currently seeking to hire an experienced real estate paralegal. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Candidate must know SoftPro or very similar real estate closing software and be able to clear titles, etc. Generous salary is based on candidates experience.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY – Growing Louisville law firm located on the east side of town is currently looking for an Associate Attorney with at least 1-2 years of litigation experience to assist with the firm’s civil defense litigation practice. Advancement potential is there due to the firm’s growth. Salary is commensurate with experience, plus full benefits.

LEGAL ASSISTANT – Established downtown firm, with an emphasis in Medical Malpractice Defense Litigation, is looking for a full-time legal assistant to support their busy practice. Job requirements include preparing pleadings, scheduling hearings and depositions, opening mail, communicating with court staff, court reporters, calendaring and data entry. 2-3 years of experience is needed. Experience using MS Office is necessary. Salary negotiable depending on experience. Benefits offered.

PROBATE / ESTATE PLANNING PARALEGAL – The LBA Placement Service is currently working with a large, regional law firm located in downtown Louisville that is seeking to hire an experienced Estate Planning / Probate Paralegal. Candidate must have at least 5 years of experience as a paralegal in the probate area of law. Assignments will involve cases and work relative to estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship and ta/business planning. Salary is based on candidate, plus full benefits.

LITIGATION LEGAL ASSISTANT  The LBA Placement Service is currently working with a large downtown law firm that is seeking to hire a full-time Legal Assistant to help support some Attorneys in their Business Litigation area. Candidate must have at least 5+ years of Legal Assistant experience and able to handle a variety of Legal Assistant duties, some that may be considered Paralegal in nature. Strong computer and organizational skills are a must. Salary range based on experience is $40-$50,000, plus full benefits.

RUNNER – Small, established downtown law firm is currently seeking to hire a full-time candidate to take and retrieve documents to/from court, make hand-deliveries, pick up the mail and handle a variety of clerical duties when in the office. Experience would be preferred, but not necessary. Must be dependable, have your own insured transportation, valid drivers license and good driving record. Pay starts around $12 per hour, plus mileage reimbursement and full benefits.

RECEPTIONIST – Small downtown law firm is currently in the market for a full-time Receptionist. Hours are 8:30-5:30, Mon. – Fri. Candidate must be dependable, punctual, presentable and have a pleasant personality. Duties include, but are not limited to; answering phones and directing the clients to the proper people, greeting clients, setting up conference rooms, keeping the reception area tidy, light typing and other misc. administrative duties as assigned. Relative experience strongly preferred. Pay is commensurate with the position and candidates experience, plus benefits.

INSURANCE DEFENSE PARALEGAL – The LBA Placement Service is currently working with a medium size law firm located on the east side of Louisville that is seeking to hire a full-time Paralegal to help support their Insurance Defense/Litigation Practice Group. The candidate must be a degreed paralegal and preference is given to candidates with experience with case management software. Must be detail oriented with the ability to anticipate attorney and client needs, and a self-starter with the ability to succeed in a high-volume practice atmosphere. Duties include; request of medical records, drafting medical chronologies, communication with experts, drafting of pleadings, answer discovery, communication with client and assisting attorneys during trial. Salary is based on candidate and their experience, plus benefits.

OFFICE SHARE ATTORNEY  The LBA is working with a well-established and successful Louisville Attorney in the area who is seeking another established Attorney for an office share situation, (He would not employ this attorney candidate). Our client has a completely furnished, equipped and supplied office with an overflow of work. The successful attorney candidate will need to pay a modest amount of "rent" and shared expenses, but they can keep all of the collections from what they bill - no origination fee is required to be paid to this established attorney. In similar arrangements in the past, this client has provided other attorneys literally hundreds of thousands of dollars of billings at no charge. The attorney candidate would need to keep the clients happy, do quality work, and draft sophisticated legal language similar in style to his drafting. The main two obstacles he has confronted are inadequate experience to service a more sophisticated level of business/commercial legal needs (for example, one of the clients is a founder of a large restaurant chain with extensive business holdings) and a need for health insurance, which is obviously not offered. Attorney candidate should have experience providing legal services to businesses, licensed professional or nonprofits. Business law/corporate and/or tax experience, (This is a must). 

THE LBA’S PLACEMENT SERVICE RECEIVES A VARIETY OF LEGAL SUPPORT POSITIONS ON A WEEKLY BASIS. SOME NOT ADVERTISED. IF YOU HAVE LEGAL EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE AND YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW POSITION, PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO EMAIL YOUR RESUME IN MS WORD FORMAT!

 

E-mail resumes to dmohr@loubar.org or by snail mail to:
Louisville Bar Assoc.
600 W. Main St., Suite 110
Louisville KY 40202
P: (502) 583-5314
F: (502) 583-4113